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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Big Huge Wonderful News

First of all, some smaller but still great news--I found out last week that Freya, the mama cat I fostered (and Diana's mother) was finally adopted from the shelter. She went to a house with no other cats, which is what she really wanted, and I am sure she is going to make her new person really happy. She was a great mama and a really sweet cat, but after being a stray, she was too defensive with other cats in her territory to be able to stay here, even if I hadn't thought six cats was even crazier than five... So this was absolutely fabulous news, and it made me almost as happy as my other news. Almost.


As many of you know, I lost my contract with Berkley for the fiction books (Baba Yaga and Rider series) about three years ago. Since then I have been diligently writing and sending out partials of various novels (contemporary romance, humorous romance, women's fiction) to various publishers, with no luck. Lots of great rejections telling me they loved my writing, but it is a very tight market, yada yada yada. (I have lots of other author friends in the same position, so I in no way take this personally. Publishing is tough right now.)

I was, in fact, beginning to worry that my fiction career was over, although thankfully the nonfiction is still going strong. (Did I mention that I love you people?) I dabbled a little bit in self-publishing, but I just don't write fast enough to be a success at that.

Last October, my agent Elaine sent out a partial manuscript for a book that was something completely new and different for me. She had suggested that my voice would be a good fit for cozy mysteries. To be honest, I kind of thought she was crazy. But if you have a good agent, you try and do what they say.

Last week, we got word from Berkley's mystery imprint that they wanted the first three books in the "Rundown Rescue" series. So ladies and gentlemen--I'm BACK!

Who is celebrating with me?

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  2. Congratulations! Next question - when will the preorder be available?

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    1. Ha! I haven't even finished writing the book yet. I have no idea. Don't worry, I'll let everyone know!

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  3. Does this mean you won't be writing Jazz's story hinted at in Tiny Treasures (which I loved btw)?

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    1. I'm so glad you loved it!
      And it certainly means I won't be writing it immediately. It will really depend on a number of factors, including how long it takes me to write these new books.

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  4. Are there any plans for you to continue the Veiled Magic series?

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    1. I'm afraid not. Although I will be putting the short story that started it all up as a reward for those who sign up for my newsletter. Eventually it will be available widely.

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